Kwan-Liu Ma has joined the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists™ (LFHCfS). He says:
I grew up in Taiwan, where—in the seventies—long hair was banned for students. Naturally, I started growing my hair once I moved to the US for graduate school. I have worn my hair long ever since, barring a brief short-haired period in my job hunting days in an attempt to look professional. I work on transforming data into visual representations for discovery and communication of insights. Though it lies in the field of computer science, my work involves a significant component of design and artistic expression. While I consider myself a designer by profession, people who meet me for the first time probably consider me a designer by hair. Over the years, I trust my visualizations (due to their aesthetics) have become as recognizable as my hair has at conferences. I am delighted to be a member of the LFHCfS—it is nice to be recognized for both my computer science work and my long flowing hair in the same membership.
Kwan-Liu Ma, PhD., LFHCfS
Distinguished Professor, Computer Science
University of California at Davis
Davis, California, USA